Sunday 23 November 2014

Sewn Snow Shoes

Did you know there is a challenge over at A Vintage Journey called ‘All Sewn Up’? Well I had such great fun designing and making my fabric journal I decided to use some new stamps in another sewing project.

This Christmas card has the focal image stamped onto fabric which I then tried my hand at free sewing on the machine. Practice makes perfect but I am quite pleased with the effects.


Sorry I got so wrapped up in using the sewing machine using the fabric and corrugated card I completely forgot to take any process photos. I had dipped the fabric in some distress inks to get the grungy colour on the fabric. I used the same inks on the corrugated card. I stamped the snowshoes using Tim’s stamps and did all the sewing through both layers of fabric and corrugated card. I finished off with a black pen to add the finer details.


I hope the photos tell the story.


Some lace, a painted snowflake charm and an offcut of paper folded and tucked in completed the card.

I am hosting the All Sewn Up challenge so I would love to see you over there with a project.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx


Juls said...

Love the fabric detail :-) xx

Redanne said...

Stunning work Brenda, love this!!! xx

Annie said...

What a great idea the details and gorgeous layers.

TFS and hugs
Annie x

sally said...

I love that image and what a great idea to use it for a stitched journal/book cover!


Meggymay said...

Fantastic sewing details on the snow shoes, its a great piece.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Brenda, great Christmas card. Free machining is quite a difficult skill to achieve and this card is just lovely.
Happy crafting, Angela x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, am I every impressed with your sewing skills. This is a triumph - love the way it looks - so cool and totally unique. Kudos!


massofhair said...

YUMMY textures, fab FME and a glorious colour scheme Brenda. more please! :-) xxx

Ana K. said...

You never cease to amaze Brenda! Glorious!

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your sewn snow shoes, very clever, the end result looks fabulous!

Words and Pictures said...

So, so clever with sewing the image (or sew, sew clever?!)... wish sewing machines and I were better friends. I love the grungy look on the fabric too, and delicious neutral layering. This is wonderful!
Alison xx